Wrenches, Drivers, Pliers & Socket Reviews

Milwaukee Mechanics Tools — New Ratchets, Sockets, and Breaker Bars


Last year, Milwaukee launched a line of sockets and ratchets covering 1/4″ and 3/8″ drives. This year, Milwaukee mechanics tools are expanding to include 1/2″ drives, including a couple of breaker bars.

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The new drive shares several of the same design features the previous models do. The ratchets include an upgraded 90-tooth design for a 4º arc swing. Basic ratchets use a 72-tooth pawl and require 5º of arc swing.

The sockets keep the Four Flat design that helps keep them from rolling away and lets you use a wrench if you need an assist. They’re also engraved and come in a removable tray to help you store them easier.

The breaker bars are new additions that have 180º pivoting heads and handles intentionally designed to improve its ergonomics.

Look for the new Milwaukee mechanics tools in October 2019.

A Few Thoughts

Milwaukee’s expansion here completes their ratchet sets to cover the main 3 sizes mechanics typically use. While we’re not seeing 200-piece master mechanics sets with wrenches, adapters, and more, it’s a good possibility that the product team is looking at them.

They already have a lineman’s ratcheting wrench, so the fundamentals are there to move into that space for mechanics as well.

Milwaukee isn’t a “me too” kind of brand, so don’t expect to see these tools until they can offer some kind of meaningful innovation. But I’d bet my seat at next year’s New Product Symposium that they’re already working on them.

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New Milwaukee Mechanics Tools

Milwaukee SAE Socket Set (22-piece) – $159.99

  • Model: 48-22-9410
  • Standard Sockets: 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, 11/16”, 3/4”, 13/16”, 7/8”, 15/16”, 1”, 1-1/16”, 1-1/8”
  • Deep Sockets: 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, 11/16”, 3/4”, 13/16”, 7/8”, 15/16”
  • Accessories: 3″ Extension, 5″ Extension
  • 90-Tooth Ratchet

Milwaukee Metric Socket Set (28-Piece) – $169.99

  • Model: 48-22-9510
  • Standard Sockets: 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm, 23mm, 24mm
  • Deep Sockets: 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm
  • Accessories: 3″ Extension, 5″ Extension
  • 90-Tooth Ratchet

Milwaukee SAE and Metric Socket Set (47-Piece) – $249.99

  • Model: 48-22-9010
  • Standard Sockets: 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, 11/16”, 3/4”, 13/16”, 7/8”, 15/16”, 1”, 1-1/16”, 1-1/8”, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm, 20mm, 21mm, 22mm, 23mm, 24mm
  • Deep Sockets: 1/2”, 9/16”, 5/8”, 11/16”, 3/4”, 13/16”, 7/8”, 15/16”, 10mm, 11mm, 12mm, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 19mm
  • Accessories: 3″ Extension, 5″ Extension
  • 90-Tooth Ratchet

48-22-9012 Milwaukee 1/2″ Ratchet – $59.99

48-22-9011 Milwaukee 15″ Breaker Bar – $39.99

48-22-9013 Milwaukee 24″ Breaker Bar – $49.99

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